Siem Reap Tours
Lying in the north of Cambodia, Siem Reap is often referred to as the gateway to Angkor, the vast Temple Complex of the Khmer Empire that dates back to the 9th century. One of the most popular places to visit in Cambodia, Siem Reap is an awesome city, with its own attractions as well as the stunning temples that make up the Angkor Archaeological Complex. Once the tours of the temples are done, Sie Reap is the place to be in the evenings, for the hip local hotels, backpacker’s party sites, and world-class restaurants and nightclubs.
Siem Reap has a lot to offer the adventurous tourist once the sun goes down on the temples, not the least of which is the sumptuous cuisine. With a host of different restaurants to choose from, there is no place better in Cambodia to experience the delicious local cuisine. And if you have had your fill of wining and dining, then the city has a wealth of relaxing spas, where you can pamper yourself all day long, great shopping streets where you can get some of Cambodia’s locally-made handicrafts, and the beauty of the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Cambodia, famed for its leg-rowing fishermen.
Most Popular Siem Reap Tour Packages
The followings are the most popular Siem Reap tour itineraries chosen by our previous clients, ranging from 1 to 7 days.
5 Days Cambodia Siem Reap and Phnom Penh Essential Tour
Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
This 5 days tour includes the best of the Khmer Empire and the great Phnom Penh, which is a best way to discover the real Cambodia life and culture ...
Most Popular Cambodia/Indochina Tour Packages including Siem Reap
6 Days Glance of Cambodia and Vietnam Tour to Siem Reap and Hanoi
Siem Reap - Hanoi
If you don’t have much time to travel Vietnam and Cambodia in one tour, then this itinerary is the best for you. Within ...
Common Questions about Siem Reap Tour
1. When is the best time to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia?
The climate in Cambodia is one of the most normal across the country, with the same climate in the south as in the north.
Located in the north of the country, Siem Reap is best visited in the cooler peak season for tourism, which runs from around the beginning of October until around February.
This is the cooler part of the dry season, when the temperatures are a little more comfortable for tourism and traveling around the Angkor Archaeological Site.
The period from March to April, which is also dry, can get scorching hot, but is still worth traveling for those that do not mind the heat.
The rainy season, which runs generally from May to September, can be too wet for travel for most people, and some roads can become impassable during the monsoon.
2. How to get to Siem Reap?
There are two main ways to get to Siem Reap, though this does depend where you are coming from.
Siem rap does have its own airport, which has inbound international flights from all over Asia, though none yet from outside Asia.
Flights into the airport from many of the countries inside Asia can be taken to get to Siem Reap, as well as from Phnom Penh International Airport, which has inbound flights from international destinations outside Asia.
Direct flights from Phnom Penh and many of the neighboring countries run daily to Siem Reap.
Alternatively, you can travel overland from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, with buses running the route daily.
You can also travel overland from Bangkok by bus, which takes you across the border into Cambodia and direct to Siem Reap.
3. What to do and how many days are needed to visit Siem Reap?
Siem Reap is a stunning city, though many people think there is little to do there outside the visits to Angkor.
While the Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most amazing sights in the area, with Siem Reap being known as the Gateway to Angkor, the city itself has a beautiful colonial French Quarter, left over from the French colonial era in Indochina.
The city also has a number of museums that are well worth visiting, as well as performances of the traditional Apsara Dances, traditional handicrafts and souvenir shops, silk farms, and stunning small fishing villages.
For most people only visiting Angkor, you really should spend at least two days in the site, as it can take time to travel between each of the hundreds of temples in the site.
More days are better. And for those that want to explore the areas around the city, including taking a day trip to the nearby Tonle Sap Lake, an extra couple of days should be added.
4. How far is it from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh?
As the crow flies, it is only around 230 kilometers from Siem reap to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
This trip is best done by flight between the two airports, though you can travel overland between the cities.
The overall distance by road, along the popular and well-used route from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, is actually around 318 kilometers.
The route follows the famous National Highway 6, which runs all the way from Siem reap to Phnom Penh in one single road. Passing first down along the eastern side of Tonle Sap Lake, the road heads first southeast, then turns south at Kampong Tima, as far as Skun, in Soutib Province.
From there, the road heads roughly southwest and south again after a while, to enter Phnom Penh along the banks of the Mekong River, at Sangkat Ruessei Kaev.
5. Is it safe to travel to Siem Reap alone?
Generally, it is relatively safe to travel alone in Cambodia, and for those traveling alone to Siem Rea, it is no more dangerous than anywhere else in the country.
In fact, with the popularity of the area and the famous Angkor Archeological Site nearby, it is sometimes considered to be the safest part of Cambodia.
Siem Reap is a city where there is a high police presence on the streets, and in general, Cambodia is a country of friendly people and pleasant cultures.
Generally, international tourists, both men and women, are well respected by the people of Siem Reap, and there are very few crimes committed against international travelers in the city.
While it is generally safe to travel alone in Siem Reap, it is advisable to always be safe and behave with care when traveling.
Always keep your valuables out of sight, and keep your money on your person, and your bag with you at all times.